Beach Lounge Chairs

Comfortable beach lounge chairs provide relaxation and rest for a great day at the beach. They have the ability to adjust to different positions - from upright for reading and watching kids to a reclined position for napping or sunbathing.  There are a number of different types of beach lounge chairs available, but one of our favorites is the Nautica brand.

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two beach chaise lounges

Aluminum Frame

An aluminum frame is the most popular option for the frame. What makes aluminum great for the beach is the that it is lightweight. 

And since a lounge chair is quite large, the lighter it is, the easier it is to carry to the beach and back.  Most likely you won't just be carrying a chair either - so the lighter the better.

A single strap slung over the shoulder makes it easy to transport and leaves  your hands free to carry other things - like our cute little granddaughter.

two blue striped beach lounge chairs

Nautica Reclining Beach Lounge Chairs

folding beach lounge chair

These chairs fully recline and can be adjusted to suit your every mood.

This one has 5 different reclining positions - from sitting up for reading and watching kids to lying flat for snoozing or sunbathing.

Most other beach chairs either don't recline at all or have only 2-3 reclining positions.  This chair has the most versatility in being able to adjust your settings to what is most comfortable for you.


An attached head rest makes it even more comfortable for an afternoon nap.  The comfortable neck pillow provides support and is an extra-nice feature.

Beach Lounge Chairs with Beverage Holder

nautica beach chair

Unlike other beach chairs which use only mesh fabric as cup holders, this one boasts a strong, durable plastic. 

The deep pocket means that your tall water bottles won't topple out and the adjustable cup holder can accommodate any size can or bottle.

Just a side note as a registered nurse - bring plenty of plain water to the beach. Pops, sodas, and alcoholic drinks dehydrate.  Lots of sun and heat without water can lead to heat exhaustion which will leave you with a headache, nauseousness and fatigue.

Many beach chairs don't have arm rests - but as  you can see, the Nautica beach chairs have large plastic arm rests which offer another bit of comfort.

Side Pockets

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The side pockets are great place to stash your reading material, camera, or snacks. 

There is a mesh outer pocket for magazines, newspapers or books and a zipped pocket for things like your wallet or cell phone.

Everything is handy and right within reach without sand getting into your things.

If you are looking for a heavy duty beach chair, this one is for you.  It supports up to 300 lbs. Keep working it Mike.  Reclining beach chairs comes in a variety of colors and designs.

Reclining Beach Chairs

Beach Lounge Chair Cover

There are a lot of advantages of using a beach lounge chair cover. In case you don't know what that is, it is just what it sounds like. It is a cover, made of terry cloth or a quick dry fabric, that you slip right over your beach lounge chair. Why bring one to the beach?


Many beach lounge chairs at hotels, resorts or apartments are made of aluminum and vinyl.

The vinyl gets sticky and hot. A soft terry cloth material is soft, absorbs water and isn't sticky - not only is it more comfortable it is more sanitary - it's especially appealing if the previous user had just put on a ton of sunscreen.

Cover A Beach Lounge Chair

In addition to comfort, you can also protect your chair. Just as the sun heats things up, it can also cause damage. Your chair can also be damaged by the oils from your body and lotions you apply to protect yourself from the sun, as well as the sand and salt water that may be stuck to your body.

Change the Look

Another advantage of using a beach chair cover is that you can change the look of your beach chair any time you like. Maybe your old fabric has faded or you don't like the design of the fabric any more. Maybe the texture doesn't feel comfortable. No matter what aspect of your beach chair's appearance you are no longer happy with, a cover is a simple solution. Just as furniture covers can change the appearance of your furniture at home, they can do the same thing for your beach furniture.

Easy to Clean

When your cover gets dirty, just slip it off and throw it in the wash. This is much easier than scrubbing grime off your chair, especially fabric chairs. Some stains are impossible to get out of a chair, but come off like nothing in the wash. And if the stains are too bad, just buy a new cover. It's much cheaper than buying a new chair.

Convenient Pockets

Who goes to the beach without their cell phone, Kindle, ipod, or camera? Now you can keep your electronics handy for that special shot or for a quick phone call.

Beach chair covers have pockets where you can store your things – sunglasses, sunscreen, or maybe a watch. But, that's not all. Many come with special compartments for your iPhone, or iPod – even though it is difficult to see the screen on these devices in direct sunlight, you probably take yours with you anyway. There are pockets for regular books, too.

Better Than a Towel

You might be asking yourself – why not just use a towel? For one, towels don't have pockets. But, the most important fact is that towels slip and slide all over the place. A cover fits snug to your chair and won't fall off every time you move. Plus, the ties keep it in place in case a sudden wind whips up. While you are running down the beach gathering up your hat, book and towel, your cover will stay nicely in place, waiting for your return.

One of a Kind Pool/Beach Lounge Chair Cover that Converts into a Backpack- All-in-one Pool Accessory - Lush Lounge Chair Cover

Beach Lounge and Float

Lounge on the beach or in the water with Chillbo.  No need to inflate - just let the beach breeze fill it with air and you have instant beach lounger.

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two blue folding chaise lounge chairs under canopy
Chillbo Don POOLIO Beach Lounger and Float

Beach Lounge Chair with Foot Rest

Want a foot rest for the ultimate in relaxation? This portable Rio beach lounge chair has unlimited reclining positions including completely flat.

Back pack straps make it portable for easy carrying to the beach.  

Carry the 9 lb beach chair like a back pack with padded straps. So make yourself comfortable and enjoy some relaxing time in the Rio Beach lounge chair.  

Rio Beach Portable Folding Beach Lounge Chair with Backpack Straps and Storage Pouch

Lightweight Beach Lounge Chairs

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Compact and lightweight make these beach lounge chairs easy to carry and easy to set up.

Purchased as a two pack, you and your BFF can enjoy catching up at the beach or relaxing with a good book.  An adjustable back allows you to sit up for conversing or reading or to recline for an afternoon nap.

A large zippered pocket in the back provides a place to keep your valuables out of view and out of the sand.

Adjustable Beach Lounge Chairs

When considering all of the options available to you when choosing a beach lounge chair, find one that is adjustable and can recline, is lightweight and easy to carry, has extra side pockets and a sturdy beverage holder.

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